Clarksville, Ark.-Matt Torok has been named the assistant men's soccer coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.
Torok, a native of Reading, Pa., was the assistant coach at Southwestern University for three seasons where he helped the Pirates to their three most successful finishes in school history. Last season, the Pirates went 12-6-2 overall and 7-3-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, marking the third straight year the team finished among the top two teams in league play. In 2007, the Pirates posted a 7-2-1 conference record, and the year before, they ended with a 6-2-1 mark in league play. During his time at Southwestern, 15 players made the All-Conference Team.
Prior to Southwestern, Torok served as the assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach from 2003-2005 at Defiance College. He was later promoted as interim head men’s coach. At Defiance, Torok helped the team to a school record 14 wins during the 2003 season. He also coached a pair of conference Freshmen of the Year as well as the conference Goalkeeper of the Year. He spent one year as the assistant men’s coach at Albright College.
Torok played at Syracuse University four seasons and then played two seasons professionally with the Reading Rage. He holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma, as well as a USSF National D License.
Torok received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Syracuse University in 2001. He has a master’s degree in education from Defiance College.
He and his wife, Carol, were married in December 2008.